Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa
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... Grand Canyon National Park. Our place is perfect. It's crazy how it's so freezing outside yet everywhere inside it is so toasty! We had dinner at the local restaurant tonight as we were so tired and couldn't wait to get indoors and keep warm. I came back to the room and had a hot bubble bath- perfection!
Now I'm off to bed to catch up on some sleep before another massive, but incredible day again tomorrow! There is just so much to take in on tour, such as amazing, ...
... above the bridge. There were two Asian tourists up there. He was contemplating walking out there but it was clear he was uncomfortable. Esty and I took out our cameras and asked the lady if she would snap some photos of us. The guy came back too because he was nervous. Esty practically ran out on to the bridge. I gathered up all of my courage as we left our digital cameras and cell phones with this couple we didn't even know, and I walked out onto the bridge ...
... chunk of that was for the souvenir glasses we have neither the room nor the weight allowance for anyway. At least I now have a token cheesy gift for Caroline ;-). To top off the people-watching we play Blackjack at the Excelsior. The place is a hole but the 4 girl cover band is so off-key that it makes us laugh. It seems all of the strip has gone to 6-5 blackjack, and just like the rest of the suckers we go to slaughter for a little while. I ...
... The rocks were really more orange than red, and overall it was much more wide open than I expected. Sedona and the surrounding area was relatively flat, with mountains and rock formations sprinkled here and there.
Our plan was to do a little hiking, but we needed a map of the area. So we stopped at a tourist information office. The guy there recommended an easy two mile loop trail (the Baldwin trail) that was at the base of Cathedral Rock, one of the more famous rock formations ...
So we arrive at the Park at 12.30 (only it is back to 11.30, since we drove into a different timezone). We start out by checking the gift shop and lunching there: the "Fred Harvey Restaurant". It looks really cool and is devoted entirely to the history of Route 66. I've included a panorama for your viewing pleasure.
After that it's to the park. This park is, as many others here, a drive through park with limited hikes. To be honest, that doesn't bother me ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa
We stayed at Sedona Rouge for 2 nights at the beginning of a southwest road trip. The room was beautiful and comfortable and just what we needed to get in the frame of mind for our trip. We did the couples massage and loved it.
It was the best massage I have ever had. We used the hot tub at night and then set in front of the outdoor fireplace in our kashmere robes. Everything is top notch.
I almost changed my mind after reading some of the bad reviews, I am so glad I didn't. We are planning our next trip to Sedona and we will definitely
stay at Sedona Rouge.
The staff is very unprofessional. They did not greet as you would expect, the bellman was at the door, but failed to do his job in opening the door. Upon refusing luggage assistance, it was a short description, which was confusing of how to get to the room. The room was decorated very nicely, the bed was amazing. The robes were also a great touch. It was disappointing that the hotel is so new, but already had stains on the carpet and scratches on the closet door. The TV was a very nice flat screen, but for the money paid for the rooms, atleast one movie channel, or even a movie service should be available. The water bottles should be replaced if they are used. The chocolates at turndown are a great touch, but for the price I think a larger size would be better. The view of Safeway and the houses behind are dissapointing. The work out facility is incredible. Great equiptment. The pool is VERY small and SHALLOW. The jacuzzi was built incorrectly and the top of the jacuzzi is in the middle of your back, where the jets should be. The lounge chairs are also a great touch. The star deck is a great touch. Be sure to watch your credit card statement upon billing, I was overcharged the promised amount, and double charged- which caused penalty rates with the credit card company. The manager was not sure how to fix the problem, so it took 1 week to get it straightened out, when I was assured by three individuals it was taken care of. Be sure to check internet rates before booking directly.
Great Property - Horrible Location
The website for this hotel made it sound like it was off the beaten path. In reality, it's right off of the main highway - just like a Best Western! The property itself and the room was really nice - very luxuriously decorated. But, rather than looking at red rocks or trees, our room overlooked the Safeway! And the pool was the same size (if not smaller) than our pool at home.
Reds, the restaurant was excellent - best Macaroni and Cheese I've ever had. And the decor was very "modern day LA".
Overall, it was a nice property, but absolutely terrible location - we didn't drive 5 hours to look at a Safeway. And at $200+ a night, we actually checked out of the hotel after the first night and went to another resort WITH A VIEW.
Nice spot in Sedona
We had one great night here in August. The room was lovely (the rate from Travelzoo was very good) and the bed was very comfortable. The pool area with hot tub was clean and attractive. We did not hear any noise from traffic and the only issue with the nearby neighbors was the smell of grilling wafting over the area making our mouths water.
Over promised --- under delivered. This hotel is pricey and full of hype. We took what was supposedly the Best View Suite on the top (3rd floor) - The Andulusian Suite. The view was mainly of a Safeway shopping plaza next door and a littered back yard (the location isn't very good as it sits right next to a grocery store). Over the tops of the trees looking from below in the canyon you could see the tops of some of the red rocks. The tile cutting machine whizzed away for 2 hours after we first arrived, we left the room to find relaxation and less noise by going shopping. Our food service tray from the night of our first arrival, stayed in our room for the entire two night stay. Housekeeping makes your bed and gives you more towels (minus the necessary floormat needed in the shower area), but leaves the rest of the clean up to you. No refreshment of any other amenities or typical tidying up you'd come to expect from a "upper end" or worse yet higher priced hotel. The concierge they advertise as being there from 9:00-5:00 was non-existent our entire 3 day stay, or either away for long lunches. The bellman locked us out of our room closing the door behind him as he exited, although we had walked out to get some additional belongings sitting outside (he was rather young and inexperienced.) Upon check-in and check-out we were not impressed with the young lady who never smiled, welcomed us, or wished us well on our departure - she never uttered more then 2-3 words that we can recall. The 32" TV in the room is so far away/displaced from the bed that it can not be easily seen or observed when turning in for the evening. You must sit on the sofa in the forward section of the "suite" to hear and/or see it. The positives are the bed is very, very comfortable and the soaps/shampoos are from locally developed private collection and are quite nice. However, overall the hotel isn't worthy of the $300 a night price tag (and that's at low season with a 20% occupancy rate -- yes, I noticed it at the work station of the front desk clerk --- they have 70 or so rooms and the worksheet said really big 8 CHECK-INS, 9 CHECK-OUTS and 19% occupancy). I would recommend this hotel if you wish for a nice in-room experience for comfort, but get the regular rooms, since paying anything more doesn't really get you anything more of a view. I guess we were the uninformed tourists taking them up on their quite delicious sounding web-site. Since our initial experience in checking in wasn't all that special - we decided to pass on their SPA offering, and forego the dining experience in the REDS Restaurant. We probably would have even been further disappointed. Next time we will be staying at another resort property.
We really liked this place, it has a super comfortable bed! The rooms are modern and pretty and were a good value. I do have a few complaints though..The place just opened about 6 weeks ago, so it may just be the newness of the staff, but we were very under impressed with them. I was going to tell the check out manager, but he never asked how our stay was. My biggest complaint was with housekeeping. Here's the problem: Never replaced our drank water bottles, left dirty washcloth on bathroom counter for 2 days, didn't empty trash one day, didn't wipe desk glass for entire stay, turndown was good one day, not the next, we never got back out bath mat after the first day, shower was never cleaned, empty soap and shampoo bottles never replaced, soap bars never replaced and dish never cleaned. There were only about 6 to 10 other cars in the lot during our stay, so a full hotel is no excuse. Believe me, we are not picky, but come on.
When we made our reservation, the reservationist described the Sedona Rouge as the most posh and tranquil boutique hotel on earth with a 4-star restaurant. We were shocked to pull up and find a nice motel-style property virtually sitting in a parking lot off the main road.
Really lovely new hotel/spa. The attention to comfort and detail was apparent from the "better than Westin" bed and linens to the Oprah style cashwear robes, the flatware and Villeroy and Boche and the chocholate dipped strawberries with room service wine. The mix of color and furnishings along with above average ammenities (flat screen tv, wireless, Smith and Hawken pool beds and lounges) really let you know someone took the time to plan a high end experience. I treated our guest to a first-time massage in the spa and was pleased to find a former long time Mi Amo employee. The restaurant was tasty with an interesting menu (two great meals one bummer). The location is a little less than sexy but was very quiet and convenient (a quick jog to a starbucks). We will definitely be staying there again.
We just stayed at the brand new Sedona Rouge and we are gushing about it! Our room was gorgeously appointed with a striking blend of furnishings, lush bedding, a 30" wall-mounted flat screen tv, and a shower room in the bath with two shower heads (one strong, the other a gentle rainfall). The bath robes are yummy and luxurious. Every detail is well considered and executed.
This property was still in its final construction and opening stages when I was there earlier this month. The beds and robes are awesome luxury! This new property in Sedona is definitely one to watch for those who love spas and luxury. Be sure to check out the spa! (Can you tell I was impressed with the spa?) You book the time and then discuss the treatment with your specialist instead of booking from a menu. I travel a lot and have gotten spa treatments at some of the best and this one still impressed me. I first heard of this property through an e-mail for travel managers and it definitely lived up to my expectations - especially for one newly opened.